5 Situations You Didn’t Know Called for Safety Eyewear

Everyone knows that welders need safety glasses while they work. Likewise, it is common knowledge that those who work with chemicals or lasers need to don safety eyewear of some sort. With this common knowledge stored away, you may feel as though you know everything you need to know about when and where safety eyewear should be worn.

Unfortunately, this is a common assumption that often leads to injury, diminished eyesight, and even blindness. You see, there are an enormous number of other circumstances which also call for safety or specialty goggles or glasses. Many of these are circumstances you would never guess this special eyewear would be needed for.

Here are the top 5 situations that you may not know call for safety eyewear of one kind or another.

#1: Flying a Plane

Did you know that those who fly planes could be at risk for eye damage due to laser beams? Despite the fact that it is very illegal, many owners of high-powered laser pointers have been caught shining the lasers up at passing planes. This is a serious problem for pilots who could easily suffer from eye damage due to the laser coming in through their window. Therefore, it is recommended that all pilots wear laser safety glasses during nighttime flights.

While most professionals are probably aware of this fact, many amateur pilots may not know about it. If you fly planes as a hobby, you may want to order some good laser safety eyewear to use during night flights. This will keep you and your passengers safe while in the air.Banner3

#2: Lots of Screen Time

Do you spend numerous hours in front of a screen each day? If you work on a computer, the answer to this question is a resounding “yes”. However, even those who only use screens for their own entertainment may find themselves spending large amounts of time in front of them.

Typically, a couple hours of screen time a day won’t cause any problems. However, if you use your phone, computer, TV, or tablet for more than 2 or 3 hours a day, you might want to consider investing in some Straincutters Computer Glasses. This specialty eyewear helps protect your eyes from blue light, which can cause unnecessary eye strain and fatigue. Obviously, this helps to keep your eyes healthy and strong for as long as possible.

#3: Working on Cars

We’ve all seen professional mechanics wearing safety eyewear, and honestly it just makes sense for them to do so based on the number of potential projectiles under a car’s hood. That said, far too many vehicle owners do their own fair share of work under the hood without ever donning a pair of glasses or goggles.

As you may have guessed, the very common practice of carrying out simple car repairs without safety glasses is not actually a good idea. After all, an over-pressurized radiator or something caught in a belt could easily mean the end of your eyesight. Therefore, it is crucial that you order a simple pair of safety glasses or goggles before your next oil change or any other minor—or major—repair you may decide to take on.

#4: Laser Shows

Generally speaking, those who attend laser shows as audience members in the United States are safe from eye damage. That said, there are a few exceptions to this rule.


A light show that fails to follow all of the procedures put in place by the Food and Drug Administration could cause problems for some audience members. Therefore, you may want to keep some safety glasses on hand when attending a party or show that will be using lasers. If you notice the lights stopping while shining toward the audience or shining into the audience at eye level, be sure to put those glasses on and leave the room as soon as possible.

Another time when laser entertainment calls for eye protection is when a person is working in close proximity to the lights. If you will be working backstage near the laser equipment, be sure to wear safety eyewear to protect your vision.

#5: Cooking

Yes, you read that right. Cooking can be dangerous business for your eyes. For this reason, it is best to keep a pair of safety goggles or glasses close at hand while working in the kitchen. These should be worn while frying foods, especially foods that cause lots of grease popping.

Other times you will need safety goggles or glasses in the kitchen include when using a butane torch for crème brûlée or when using a smoking gun. Using either of these tools without safety eyewear is incredibly dangerous, so the glasses are necessary when preparing dishes that require these tools.

As a final note, it should also be mentioned that safety goggles can be worn while chopping onions or peppers in order to keep your eyes from watering, something that can hinder your ability to cook.more-safety-products-banner

Are you looking for a pair of safety glasses or goggles? Whether you are carrying out one of the tasks above or looking for safety eyewear for something else entirely, we almost certainly have what you need. All of our products are of the highest quality, and we offer prescription safety glasses for those requiring them. Best of all, our customer service is outstanding, meaning you can rest easy knowing you will be well taken care of.

Please contact us today for more information on what we can do to help you.

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